Mother Nature is the artist. I just collect the memories…

Do Overs

Photo Manipulations

Yea…I haven’t had a lot of time to get out and shoot photos.  So, as usual, I’ve been playing around in Photoshop, manipulating photos, and coming up with brand new looks for some of my older shots.  Hope you enjoy them!

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Revisiting “The Relic”

This is “The Round Valley Relic”.  I’ve posted shots of it before.  A couple of times, actually.  HERE and HERE, if you would care to look.  Honestly, I think this morning’s shots were my favorite.  Perhaps because I took my friend Rich out there for his first visit…

Revisiting The Relic

I think this will be a place I visit many more times before I wear it out.  It’s got a great potential for composition and drama…

Thanks for taking the time to look!


One of My First Shots

A long time ago, or so it seems, I took the plunge and invested in a mid-range DSLR camera.  My best friend John was thrilled.  Within 2-3 days of getting my box in the mail, John took me to one of his favorite locations in The Alabama Hills to try it out.   Those first few images were rightly crap.  Poor composition, no subjective connection, and only moderately acceptable exposures.  But on that first day, I learned and re-learned some fascinating aspects of photography that were forgotten in the maze of years.

I went back through the files from that first day, and actually found one that was fairly reasonable.  So I took it into Photoshop CS4, and reprocessed the original file…

Southern Inyo Mountains

I was feeling a little nostalgic, and missing my recently deceased best friend, John.  I’m always gonna miss him, but he will always guide my feet and my exposures in this gorgeous little valley that we both loved so much.  Thinking back on that first day shooting, I couldn’t help but process this one with a little sense of nostalgia, and an antique flare of it’s own.  It was only a few years ago, but it really does seem like a lifetime…

Thanks so much for taking the time to look!


Some More Do-Overs

It’s fall, and it’s getting chilly, so a lot of my “free time” is devoted to cutting wood to keep the place warm.  I actually quite enjoy “wooding”.  I guess it’s manly lugging around a chainsaw, cutting up rounds, hauling it home in a big ass truck, splitting it and stacking it.  A bit unsophisticated, and quite primitive but…I never claimed to be above machismo, and I enjoy the workout, so…

Anyhow…I have spent a bit of time looking over some shots from earlier in the year, and decided to rework a few more.  So here they are…

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Do Overs…

Remember when we were kids?  Like most photographers, I always save my original, straight from the camera files, just in case I ever want to re-visit them.  Over the last couple days, I have done just that.  So here are some older shots that I have recently re-worked to what I believe are better results.  I hope you enjoy!

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